The 3rd ODI match between England and India will be played on 17th July at Old Trafford, Manchester.
After failing to seal a series-clinching victory in the second ODI, India will be determined to win the decider match of the series.
The bowlers once again did a fairly good job with the ball in the first innings to restrict England to a modest total.
However, the batting department that let the team down.
The top order including Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli and Pant collapsed like a pack of cards and were back in the pavilion within the first 10 overs.
A major headache for India is the poor form of Virat Kohli who looks short of confidence, despite skipper Rohit Sharma backing him publicly.
Shikhar Dhawan who is playing in the blue jersey after several months also looked rout-of-sorts.
On the other hand, the English side will be charged up and ready to repeat their heroics once again.
Their batters have struggled in both the ODIs. It’s their lower order consisting of Moeen Ali and Willey that managed to score nearly 100 runs and post a fighting total in the last match.
The bowlers then did an incredible job as they managed to bowl out an in-form Indian batting order for a mere 146 runs.
Reece Topley was sensational as he picked up a 6-wicket haul to destroy the famed Indian batting line-up.
Match: IND vs ENG – 3rd ODI
Date and Time: Sunday, July 17, 03:30 PM IST
Venue: Old Trafford in Manchester
Live Streaming: Sony Six and Sony Liv App
The par score has always been around 260 runs.
The team winning the toss has always preferred to bat.
The England bowlers and Indian bowlers will have plenty of help from the early start.
There is no forecast of rain.
India Likely 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
England Likely 11
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley
Key players and stats
Jonny Bairstow has an outstanding record in ODIs at Manchester, with 425 runs in eight matches at an average of 60.71.
This includes two fifties and two centuries.
Joe Root averages 49.26 in 20 ODIs vs India but this is not a favourite venue. His record is 7 inns with 186 runs at an average of 26.
David Willey is England’s leading run-scorer in this series with 62 runs. Willey could be the decisive player as he has dismissed Rohit once, Dhawan twice and Kohli once in ODIs.
Rohit Sharma loves this ground. He smashed 140 on this ground against Pakistan in the 2019 World Cup. His overall ODI record in England is 26 inns, 1,411 runs, avg. 67.19, SR 90.68.
Virat Kohli has struck two fifties in three ODIs at Old Trafford, so it’s a favoured venue for him.
Mohammed Shami has dismissed Jos Buttler 5 times. He has taken an impressive 17 wickets in seven ODIs against England in England (avg. 17.64).
Jasprit Bumrah has taken eight wickets in this series and 30 scalps in 16 ODIs in England.
Who will win
It’s an extremely tough match to predict.
However, the advantage will be with England as they are the current World champions and have the home advantage.
If they manage to keep their wickets against Bumrah, England could win.